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Sadiq Khan vows to take on Uber ‘big boys’ in licence decision

first_imgTfL is understood to want to extend its licence rather than award Uber a more permanent authorisation. Uber, which uses more than 60,000 licensed drivers and has 5m users in London, has been operating on a probationary licence since June last year. The ride-hailing giant had been seeking a five-term licence to operate in the capital but is instead likely to be granted a shorter one that will run for less than two years, Sky News reported earlier this month. Thursday 29 August 2019 11:52 am whatsapp Sadiq Khan has vowed to take on the “big boys” at Uber when it comes to renewing its licence, which expires next month. “It would be inappropriate for me during a time we’re considering the application from any operator to comment on it and give a running commentary,” Khan told LBC. Read more: Uber poaches new UK boss from Twitter founder Dorsey’s Square It appealed Transport for London’s (TfL) decision to revoke its licence, and won a 15-month probationary licence which runs out next month. The London mayor, who revoked Uber’s licence in 2017, said everyone must play by the rules if they want to operate in the capital. Share He added: “You will know my track record which is standing up to the big boys, and they are boys, and make sure everyone plays by the rules whether you’re a big business or whether you’re a small business and I don’t care how many lawyers you employ or how big your PR budget.” Alexandra Rogers Uber declined to comment. Sadiq Khan vows to take on Uber ‘big boys’ in licence decision Read more: Uber quest for long-term London licence faces rejection whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamabonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost Funlast_img read more

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Alaska Bar programs provide some legal help for low-income residents

first_imgCrime & Courts | SoutheastAlaska Bar programs provide some legal help for low-income residentsAugust 31, 2017 by Leila Kheiry, KRBD-Ketchikan Share:Alaska Bar Association President Darrel Gardner meets KRBD’s official greeter Monday. Gardner stopped by the station to talk about ABA outreach programs. (Photo by Krista Scully, ABA Pro Bono Director)Alaska Bar Association President Darrel Gardner was in Ketchikan this week to meet with local bar members.He and ABA Pro Bono Director Krista Scully came by KRBD Monday to talk about some of the association’s outreach programs, meant to help low-income Alaskans facing legal matters.Audio Playerhttps://krbd-org.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/29BarPrez.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.When someone is charged with a criminal offense, they are constitutionally guaranteed a lawyer, even if they can’t afford one.But, ABA President Darrel Gardner said, most people won’t ever be charged with a crime.It’s much more likely they’ll end up in court for a civil matter.“Child custody issues, divorce issues, housing issues, employment issues, wrongful terminations — the gamut of what people are involved with in their day-to-day lives – and oft times end up in some sort of legal dispute,” he said. “And attorneys are expensive, so there are a lot of individuals out there who simple get inadequate or, as the studies have found, no (legal) assistance.”That’s because in civil matters, there’s no guaranteed legal representation.Gardner cited some statistics from New York that show how much of a difference an attorney’s help can make in civil cases.“The chances of someone in a landlord-tenant situation, I think it was 17 times more likely that the tenant could challenge the eviction as being wrongful with the assistance of an attorney,” he said. “For long-term domestic violence retraining orders, having an attorney again resulted in, I think it was 10 or 12 times more likely that a victim of domestic violence would be able to obtain a long-term restraining order with the assistance of an attorney.”But, as Gardner said, lots of people can’t afford $400-$500 an hour for a lawyer. There are some agencies in the state that can help, such as Alaska Legal Services Corp., Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Alaska Institute for Justice, and the Disability Law Center.The Alaska Bar Association also has some programs for low-income residents who need a lawyer. Among those are walk-in clinics and an annual live phone bank on Martin Luther King Day, which falls in mid-January.Scully said they have held those events in Anchorage, Juneau and Fairbanks, and next year they’ll expand the program to a few other communities.“We do a phone bank from 4-7 (p.m.), so anybody throughout the state who might not have access to one of the walk-in clinics can call in and talk to a volunteer,” she said.That’s just once a year, though. The Alaska Bar Association has some year-round programs, as well, and members are helping to develop new ones.The national Justice For All project this year granted the state a cash award to develop a plan for providing legal services to every state resident in need.Microsoft also provided a grant to develop a statewide online portal for legal services. That would supplement an online program the ABA started last year for low-income residents. Through that website, qualified residents can submit civil-law questions for volunteer attorneys to answer.Scully said so far, there’s been a good response to the online program.Volunteers like it, too, because they can pick and choose questions that intrigue them, and take some time researching an answer.“They have a total of 10 days to be responsive, but the client will get a notification: ‘Your question has been selected to be answered. Please wait for a response,’” she said. “So, it’s a warm handoff. People aren’t just dropped.”If a question isn’t selected and sits in the queue for too long, Scully said  she sends that person an email providing resources about how they could get more information on that topic.Gardner said he’s focused his one-year term as the Alaska Bar Association president on increasing volunteerism among members.He notes that there’s a requirement for all attorneys to provide some level of pro bono work every year.“Pro bono is a fancy Latin word, and it’s basically ‘for free,’” he said. “Essentially, it’s an obligation. It’s a professional obligation that attorneys have when they become attorneys.”Gardner is a lifelong Alaska resident, and works as a federal public defender. He previously worked with the state Office of Public Advocacy.Share this story:last_img read more

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first_imgLEE COUNTY, Fla. — State officials said they don’t expect any new shipments of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the near future.Governor Ron DeSantis offered no explanation for the pause in shipments. Florida got more than 175,000 doses of the vaccine the week of March 1, but that was the only shipment.  AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Lee County COVID-19 vaccine site moving to North Fort Myers this month June 13, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementThe governor’s office said shipments of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are still on track.  Cape Coral doctor offers medical marijuana discount as COVID-19 vaccine incentive June 11, 2021 The Department of Health in Lee County said they have about 1,700 of the 3,000 Johnson & Johnson doses they received. They expect to get those doses out by early next week. Advertisement AdvertisementTags: covid-19 vaccineJohnson & Johnson RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement Mobile pediatric vaccination clinic happening in Cape Coral Friday June 11, 2021 Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021last_img read more

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Portarlington topple The Town to avenge 2019 semi final defeat

first_img By Alan Hartnett – 5th September 2020 Facebook Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic Home Sport GAA Portarlington topple The Town to avenge 2019 semi final defeat SportGAAGaelic Football Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Pinterest TAGSLaois SFCPortarlingtonPortarlington GAAPortlaoise GAAPortlaoise v Portarlington center_img News WhatsApp Previous articleCoronavirus: 231 new cases but no further deaths as Dublin cases continue to riseNext articleWalsh steers 14 man Ballylinan past dogged Rosenallis Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Portarlington topple The Town to avenge 2019 semi final defeat Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Jake Foster Portarlington Portlaoise 0-10 Partarlington 1-11Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 2Portarlington have beaten Portlaoise for the first time in the championship since 2001 following a committed display in MW Hire O’Moore Park.Martin Murphy’s men were full value for their win and they did it without Colm Murphy and Ronan Coffey who both picked up injuries after the Round 1 win over Stradbally.Portlaoise were without Cahir Healy who has returned to the UK but they did welcome back Conor Boyle, Ronan McEvoy and Brian Glynn who all missed the win over Ballylinan.This is only Portlaoise’s third championship defeat since 2007. They lost to Graiguecullen in 2013 and Stradbally in 2016 but that is it in the last 14 seasons.They are still alive though and will now enter Round 3 while Portarlington are through to the quarter finals.The first six minutes of this one were very even with Stephen O’Neill and David Murphy seeing efforts for Portarlington cancelled out via Gareth Dillon and Ricky Maher for Portlaoise.Portarlington were without Colm Murphy (hamstring) and Ronan Coffey (foot) through injury but they took over the game after that and kicked five unanswered points before the water break.Jake Foster contributed three frees while teenager Rioghan Murphy and Sean Byrne made it 0-7 to 0-2 at the water break. Portlaoise lost Benny Carroll to a black card on the resumption but the numerical disadvantage didn’t impede them one bit.They had frees from Ricky Maher and Jason Maher, as well as a 45 from Graham Brody, to reduce the deficit to two.Portarlington missed chances to increase their lead in that period too but they led 0-7 to 0-5 at half time.Portarlington ended their 17 minute scoring drought through David Murphy and the sides traded points from there until the 43rd minute when Portarlington were reduced to 14 men following a black card for Robbie Pigott.Conor Boyle’s influence on the game was growing and he kicked two in a row at that point to leave it 0-10 to 0-8 at the second water break.Portlaoise continued to make use of their numerical advantage with John Kavanagh and then keeper Graham Brody levelling the game after 52 minutes.But Robbie Piggott returned after that and Portarlington regained the lead through a David Murphy free.Portlaoise went gung ho for an equaliser with Brody and Ciaran McEvoy both having efforts at goal go wide before Portarlington made it safe with the final kick.With Graham Brody now in midfield, Portarlington won the kick out and charged forward where Jake Foster was left with an open goal to score and seal a priceless win.SCORERS – Portarlington: David Murphy 0-4 (two frees), Jake Foster 0-3 (three frees), Sean Byrne 0-2, Stephen O’Neill 0-1, Rioghan Murphy 0-1. Portlaoise: John Kavanagh 0-2 (one free), Graham Brody 0-2 (one free, one 45), Conor Boyle 0-2, Ricky Maher 0-1 (free), Gareth Dillon 0-1, Jason Maher 0-1 (free), Kieran Lillis 0-1 (free),PORTARLINGTON: Scott Osborne; Cathal Bennett, Robbie Piggot, Alex Mohan; Stuart Mulpeter, Jason Moore, Adam Ryan; Eoin McCann, Kieth Bracken; Stephen O’Neill, David Murphy, Colin Slevin; Rioghan Murphy, Sean Byrne, Jake Foster. Subs: Darragh Galvin for O’Neill (50, inj)PORTLAOISE: Graham Brody; Michael Dowling, David Seale, Paddy Downey; Gary Saunders, Chris Finn, Conor Boyle; Ciaran McEvoy, Kieran Lillis; Damon Larkin, Benny Carroll, Gareth Dillon; Ricky Maher, John Kavanagh, Jason Maher. Subs: Brian Glynn for R Maher (ht), David Holland for Finn (36, inj), Ronan McEvoy for J Maher (42), Frank Flanagan for Downey (48)Referee: Brendan Hickey (Graiguecullen)SEE ALSO – Check out all our Laois SFC coverage herelast_img read more

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first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail High Commissioner to London, Gail Mathurin, has called for the development of trade, education and cultural ties between Jamaica and the city of Manchester in England.Ms. Mathurin made the call during recent meetings with representatives of Manchester, when she visited Jamaican communities in the northern city.During her visit, she paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor James Ashley and also met with the Deputy Leader of the Council, Val Stephens, who has responsibility for international affairs.In wide-ranging discussions with the city representatives, Ms. Mathurin suggested ways in which Manchester and Jamaica could develop ties that were mutually beneficial, including working through community groups such as the Jamaica Society Manchester.She also spoke about the opportunities to be derived from the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, which came into effect at the end of January.The High Commissioner also met with the Chief Constable for Greater Manchester, Mike Todd and visited the Cariocca Business Park, which was developed by Manchester’s Afro Caribbean community.During a public meeting at the African Caribbean Social Club, the High Commissioner said that her visit to Manchester came at a very interesting time in Jamaica’s history.“A month ago, we saw the installation of a new Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Professor Kenneth Hall and on March 30, we will see the swearing in of Jamaica’s first female Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller.“This is also a very interesting and historic period for the Jamaican community in the UK, as in just a few weeks, the first conference of Jamaicans in the United Kingdom will take place, organised by the Jamaica Diaspora UK and set for West Bromwich in the Midlands,” she pointed out.High Commissioner Mathurin said she was particularly pleased about the conference, as it was a very positive development in the history of Jamaicans in the UK.“For more than half a Century, Jamaicans have been dedicated, hard-working, loyal citizens and residents of the United Kingdom and you have been loyal and dedicated to your homeland as well.“As I travel around the UK, I have been greatly impressed by the work of Jamaican organizations, groups and individuals. The conference, which will bring together Jamaicans from all across the country, is an ideal opportunity for us to share our experiences and to look at how we can work together to maximise these efforts,” she added.Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board, Dennis Morris, who also spoke at the public meeting, gave an update of the infrastructure developments now underway in Jamaica, and also highlighted the opportunities for business and investment on the island, particularly in tourism. RelatedUK High Commissioner Calls for Trade and Education Ties Between Jamaica and City of Manchester Advertisements RelatedUK High Commissioner Calls for Trade and Education Ties Between Jamaica and City of Manchestercenter_img UK High Commissioner Calls for Trade and Education Ties Between Jamaica and City of Manchester UncategorizedMarch 21, 2006 RelatedUK High Commissioner Calls for Trade and Education Ties Between Jamaica and City of Manchesterlast_img read more

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CAPNET Head Pleased with Group’s Participation in London Book Fair

first_imgRelatedCAPNET Head Pleased with Group’s Participation in London Book Fair RelatedCAPNET Head Pleased with Group’s Participation in London Book Fair CAPNET Head Pleased with Group’s Participation in London Book Fair UncategorizedApril 19, 2007 RelatedCAPNET Head Pleased with Group’s Participation in London Book Faircenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Chairman of the Caribbean Publishers Network (CAPNET), Ian Randle, has expressed satisfaction with the group’s participation in 2007 London Book Fair, noting that CAPNET’s involvement in the event was better than expected.“I don’t think it’s an exaggeration that this is actually one of the more popular stands in this corridor at this book fair. Obviously, there is something that people like about Caribbean books,” he told JIS News.The three-day fair ended yesterday (April 18) and Mr. Randle said that this year was the first time that the Caribbean was being represented at the event as a collective. “Individual publishers have come over the years and visited (the London Book Fair) but it’s the first time that the region has been represented as a Caribbean collective. It’s the first time we have had a Caribbean stand and it seemed to have caught people’s imagination,” he stated.Mr. Randle told JIS News that by participating in the fair, the five-year old organization hoped to raise the profile of Caribbean publishers in the United Kingdom (UK).High Commissioner, Burchell Whiteman, who officially opened the CAPNET booth, commended the organization for showcasing the work of Caribbean writers and publishers. He also lauded the group’s commitment and work in keeping the sector strong and vibrant in the region.In addition to the Book Fair, CAPNET will be participating in several other events in London, including a mini Caribbean Book Fair at the Brixton Library on Friday (April 20).“We also want to connect with the Caribbean Diaspora in the UK to see how we can exchange both books as well as training. We want to put a Caribbean perspective on the bicentennial observations in the UK and we will be participating in a number of events this week until Saturday,” informed Mr. Randle.The London Book Fair is one of the world’s leading fora for the business of publishing. The annual three-day event attracts an international audience of booksellers, publishers, agents, authors, production professionals and journalists. Advertisementslast_img read more

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SNOMED CT-AU and Australian Medicines Terminology November 2020 Release

first_imgSNOMED CT-AU and Australian Medicines Terminology November 2020 Release The National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) is pleased to announce that the November combined release of SNOMED CT®-AU1 and the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) is now available to registered users from the NCTS website.EducationSNOMED CT Expo 2020This year the conference was held as a virtual event on October 8-9. The SNOMED CT Expo unites clinical terminology subject matter experts, health IT professionals, health practitioners, researchers, academics and vendors from around the world. The program categories include:Demonstrating implementation excellenceEnhancing clinical practiceTerminology leading practicesEducation workshops and tutorialsThe recorded video presentations are only available until 8th January, don’t miss out!Register at https://www.snomed.org/news-and-events/events/snomedct-expoSNOMED course catalogueSNOMED International has launched two new short courses as part of their suite of education courses and learning pathways.SNOMED CT for Clinicians is a short course that introduces SNOMED CT to clinicians and answers some of the questions commonly asked. This is currently offered for free.SNOMED CT Terminology Services Certification Course is a self-paced course that teaches the principles of using a SNOMED CT terminology server to search and retrieve SNOMED CT content. The price for Australian individuals is $US100. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Australian, conference, digital health, education, Government, server, video, website, worldlast_img read more

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Lucid EV’s range approaches 830 km, besting Tesla, independent tests show

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Porsche Taycan Turbo  Justin Pritchard advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The typical Porsche business model of introducing a vehicle, watching its success, then spawning a smaller vehicle in the same vein to even greater success is well-documented. Witness the Cayenne-to-Macan path, a good example.This time, the crew in Stuttgart may be considering the same trick with the all-electric Taycan sedan.According to the Brits at Autocar, an entry-level (relatively speaking, anyway) battery-powered sedan one size smaller than the current Taycan may indeed be in the hopper. Nothing’s finalized, and Porsche is saying nein kommentar, but the mechanisms are in place for such a machine to spring forth from the German automaker. After all, the corporate cupboard contains the so-called Premium Platform Electric (PPE) on which the new all-electric Macan crossover will be constructed. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Our own Brian Harper sampled the Taycan 4S earlier this year, calling it a pricey but “bloody quick” foil to similar cars in the Tesla catalogue. If Porsche decides to craft a smaller variant – think the size of a Tesla Model 3 or BMW i4 – you gotta think it’ll produce similar results. After all, it’s spent a lifetime associating its brand with speed and performance. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpenedcenter_img Trending Videos Trending in Canada RELATED Battery, Magnet, Watt: BMW shows off its handsome all-electric i4 Car Review: 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S That base for electric cars was developed jointly with corporate cousin Audi. It is suggested the platform will be deployed by a number of EVs from various brands in the VW Group, including Audi, Porsche, and Bentley. Plans call for seven million cars to be sold on the PPE platform over the next decade. Don’t forget the conglomerate also has access to VW’s MEB platform and the Scalable System Platform architecture. See More Videos RELATED TAGSPorscheSedanLuxuryElectric VehiclesLuxury VehiclesNew Vehiclesall-electricEVgermanperformancerumours ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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Statement By Interim Chancellor Phil DiStefano Regarding Racist E-Mail Incident

first_img Published: Nov. 15, 2005 University of Colorado at Boulder I am extremely disturbed to learn of a racist message emailed recently to one of our student leaders at CU-Boulder. Such hate-filled words do not reflect the values of this campus community. When any member is attacked with such a vicious message, we all are attacked. The university has launched a full investigation, utilizing all available technological advances, to identify the sender of this message. If the sender is found to be a student, he or she will be subject to our disciplinary process through the Office of Judicial Affairs, as well as any appropriate criminal justice outcomes. We urge anyone with information about this incident to contact the University of Colorado Police Department at (303) 492-8168. In the meantime, we offer our support and numerous campus resources to anyone impacted by this disturbing incident, including the victim. We will not be deterred in our efforts to build a welcoming and supportive environment for all members of the campus community. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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first_img Published: Nov. 9, 2012 University of Colorado Boulder Professor Bernard Amadei has been appointed one of three new Science Envoys who will help strengthen U.S. ties with other countries to address global challenges, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced today.Amadei, who holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering at CU-Boulder, along with professors Susan Hockfield of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Barbara Schaal of Washington University in St. Louis, make up the third cohort of Science Envoys since the program’s inception in 2009.The scientists will seek to deepen existing ties, foster new relationships with foreign counterparts and discuss potential areas of collaboration that will help address global challenges and realize shared goals, according to the State Department announcement. The Science Envoys travel in their capacity as private citizens and advise the White House, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. scientific community about the insights they gain from their travels and interactions.“On behalf of the entire university community, I congratulate Professor Bernard Amadei for his appointment as Science Envoy,” said CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano. “In his work with the multinational organization Engineers Without Borders, and as a CU-Boulder professor, he has distinguished himself as an educator, a humanitarian and a global citizen. In his new role, I have no doubt he will bring both expertise and understanding in a truly global context.”The Science Envoy program demonstrates the United States’ continued commitment to science, technology and innovation as tools of diplomacy, according to the announcement. “Building scientific partnerships is an important tool in addressing such global challenges,” Clinton said.Amadei has been on the CU-Boulder faculty in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering for 30 years, with a specialty in rock mechanics and engineering geology.He also founded the nonprofit organization Engineers Without Borders-USA, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with more than 12,000 students, faculty and professional members across the country. In founding the organization, Amadei pioneered a new approach to engineering education by involving students in service learning projects in the developing world, an initiative that is helping to create globally responsible engineers and to provide sustainable and appropriate technology solutions to the endemic problems faced by developing communities worldwide.Amadei was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2008 and has received numerous other prestigious awards, including the Heinz Award for the Environment, the Hoover Medal, the Ralph Coats Roe Medal and the Norm Augustine Award. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.Previous cohorts of Science Envoys have visited 19 countries, including Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, South Africa, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.Contact: Bernard Amadei, 303-492-7734 Carol Rowe, 303-492-7426 Bernard Amadei Categories:AcademicsScience & TechnologyEducation & OutreachGetting InvolvedEnvironmentCampus CommunityNews Headlinescenter_img “On behalf of the entire university community, I congratulate Professor Bernard Amadei for his appointment as Science Envoy,” said CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano. “In his work with the multinational organization Engineers Without Borders, and as a CU-Boulder professor, he has distinguished himself as an educator, a humanitarian and a global citizen. In his new role, I have no doubt he will bring both expertise and understanding in a truly global context.” Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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